Tag Archives: knowledge

Lesson from the Salon

I have often spoken about the parallels between software implementation consultants and salon owners. For example, both revenue models have about 50 percent coming from the sale of product (including renewals for software) and about 50 percent coming from service provided. This morning, this “Suggested post” was in my Facebook stream: Notice that it mentions […]
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A Response to The End of Capitalism

In a Facebook forum that I frequent, one of the members posted this article by Klaus Schwab in the Huffington Post entitled The End of Capitalism – So What is Next? Here is my response to both the post and the article itself. If by capitalism he means the system we have in place today. […]
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On Words I Would NOT Use

At a recent Firm of the Future Symposium with the THRIVEal Network in Greenville, SC, Ron Baker and I were asked about some of our word preferences. On the spur of the moment we developed this quick list of words we believe should be avoided by professional knowledge firms. Staff – This makes us think […]
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Sesame Street for Knowledge Workers

Last Sunday, my wife and I brought my son, Sean, and daughter, Cara, to the Imagination Movers concert at the Verizon Center just outside Dallas. To coin a phrase, a good time was had by all. For those of you not familiar with the “Movers” (as we in the hip-in-the-know-‘cause-we-have-a-five-year-old crowd like to them) let […]
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Don’t Let This Happen to You

As you can see I cannot find anything at snopes.com that debunks this so at this point I believe it to be true.
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What I Believe Redux

Two weeks ago, in a post entitled, What I Believe, I put forward a declaration. It went thusly: I believe in challenging the status quo. The way I challenge the status quo is helping professionals change their business model from a focus on service to a focus on knowledge. It happens to be a better […]
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What I Believe

I have been wanting to write this post for over a week. While the video below is nothing new, it does a great job of explaining and relating concepts I have known to be true.   It has inspired me to make this declaration. I believe in challenging the status quo. The way I challenge […]
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Reed Holden on IT Services Price Wars

In pricing guru Reed Holden’s latest newsletter and blog post, he drives home the point that while IT buyers tend to look like are buying on price they really are not. They just use low price providers to drive down the prices of others. The way to call them on this is to offer options, […]
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Right idea, wrong thinking!

Yesterday, I received a solicitation regarding a “solution for transferring knowledge!” It included a link to the following video.   Problems with this: Bad name – Knowledge Harvest. It sounds like you are using a sickle or combine and lopping peoples heads off. Defeatist attitude. – It implies that there is no way to keep […]
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